Tusually mayor Boris Palmer is open to an earlier rapprochement with the Greens. He would like to be an active member again, Palmer told the “Schwäbisches Tagblatt”. “But I can’t ask for anything, because the comparison says very clearly that the rest period ends on January 1, 2024.” But that means that when he makes public appearances, he always says that he’s not a real green man. “And I don’t think that’s really good for my party. It’s funny to me too. If this time could be shortened, I would like to be there.”
Palmer was re-elected as mayor of Tübingen as an independent candidate at the end of October. His membership in the Greens will be suspended until the end of 2023 due to disputes about taboo breaches and allegations of racism. After Palmer’s election victory, several politicians from the Realo wing spoke out in favor of a rapprochement between him and the party. However, there is resistance on the left wing in Baden-Württemberg.
Palmer told the “Schwäbisches Tagblatt” that he could well imagine posting his statements on Facebook. “That’s a lot of work and stress.” However, he is not yet at the point where such a large discussion space should not be left to itself or only to the right.